It’s not a sport that immediately comes to mind when one thinks of Las Vegas, but ice skating is enjoyed by many. End-of-season options are still available to valley residents.
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Communities throughout Cerca country boast fairs and festivals filled with food, music and fun family activities during August.
What brings together a competitive and all-inclusive sport for youth and economic benefits to Las Vegas?
It’s time for Las Vegas to cowboy up and prepare for some western fun. The Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association plans its Scully Western U.S. Championships from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 30-Aug. 2 with night events from 7 to 9 p.m. Aug. 1 at the South Point Arena & Equestrian Center, 9777 Las Vegas Blvd. South.
CAMP SILVER PINES REGISTRATION OPEN
Nevada is home to 23 state parks, the majority with only one unique feature. But Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park is in a class of its own, as it features not only a well-preserved historic mining town but also remains of the ancient ichthyosaur (pronounced ICK-thee-o-saur), our state fossil.
What Coach Danny Stone tells them to do — his British accent makes it sound like actor Jude Law is barking out orders — they do.
Before setting out to climb outdoors, whether it’s locally or nationally, Bill McLemore recommends people try climbing at an indoor facility first.
When considering summer in Las Vegas, most think “hot.” Given its name, most people don’t think of the Las Vegas Ski & Snowboard Resort as a place to retreat in the summer, yet, for its third year in a row, the resort is offering summer activities for people to enjoy the Spring Mountains and cooler summer temperatures at a higher elevation.
Henderson resident Jennifer Mann may be a beauty queen, but don’t let her looks fool you. The 16-year-old enjoys the outdoors and getting her hands dirty as much as any teenager.
SOGGY JOG PLANNED AT WET ‘N’ WILD
While many TV sets were tuned to the U.S. men’s national soccer team competing for the World Cup in Brazil, a local youth team, Las Vegas Sports Academy 97 Red, was making news of its own.
After losing more than 40 pounds after her second pregnancy, getting into shape and getting healthy was something Megan Buckley wanted to share with others. As a personal trainer and working mother, she inspires and teaches others to get fit.
It’s a stifling 111 degrees outside on a Wednesday afternoon, but the children act like they aren’t bothered by it.
Cedar Breaks National Monument in southern Utah is a small park most cherished by us desert dwellers for its cool summer temperatures and spectacular views into its deep, hoodoo-filled amphitheater. During July and August, you’ll find the little park brimming with additional activities, any one of which, by itself, might be worth the journey there.
Ghost towns are scattered all across Nevada. A few of them are still sparsely inhabited, but most are completely abandoned.
CELEBRATE PARKS AND RECREATION MONTH WITH EDUCATIONAL EVENTS
If one can avoid becoming frustrated with the construction delays on the way to Cedar City, Utah, it’s worth the effort, especially for those attending the Shakespeare festival this summer. Just don’t go there thinking you’ll find a mini Manhattan.
Just six days after the official start of summer, residents in western Las Vegas gathered to celebrate the grand opening of Garside Pool.
Take a first-hand look at the Colorado River between Hoover Dam and Willow Beach. That stretch of water is part of the Black Canyon Water Trail, one of 16 National Water Trails across the country and the first in the Southwest.
The city of Henderson recently welcomed two new parks to the community. Mountain Lake Park, 1020 Golda Way, and Terrazza Park, 1992 Galleria Drive, — Henderson’s 59th and 60th parks — were recently completed. The parks are also accompanied by the completion of the Lake Mead Parkway Trail.
Before the weather gets any hotter in our region, a good place for a short hike might be Mojave National Preserve in California just south of the Nevada border. One you might try is the Rock Spring Loop, which boasts a historic stone house, the site of a 19th-century Army post, a natural spring and American Indian petroglyphs.
RAINBOW YOUTH SOCCER SIGNUPS UNDERWAY